To the Best of Our Knowledge
Sunday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on WUSF 89.7
Anne Strainchamps is the host of TTBOOK. She co-founded the show, along with Steve Paulson and Jim Fleming, and has been a featured interviewer on the program for more than a decade. She has worked in public broadcasting at WAMU in Washington, DC, and at NPR. She has been a reporter, producer, news director, live talk show host, a food and wine columnist, and a chocolatier.
From To The Best of Our Knowledge
- Who's Watching Us?
<p>Ever had the nagging suspicion that you’re being watched? You are. We all are.</p>
<p>Ah, January. Season of diets and fasts and cleanses, of "Drynuary" and "Veganuary." Why does being virtuous always seem to mean giving up pleasure?</p>
- Ending With A Flourish
<p>We don’t handle endings well, in general. So this hour, let’s learn about how to make a good ending — whether leaving a lover, quitting a job, or getting ready for the end of life itself.</p>
- Is Capitalism Broken?
<p>Who really runs the world? Presidents and prime ministers, or CEOs and bankers? And who’s responsible when everything falls apart?</p>
- The Art of Reinventing Yourself
<p>Do you ever wish you could reinvent yourself? This hour, we hear from four noted artists who experienced pivotal turns in their own lives: artist Rashid Johnson, writer/photographer Teju Cole, singer Nikka Costa, and musician Michael Nesmith.</p>
- Taking Comfort in the Sound of Silence
<p>Do you ever crave silence? Maybe some can’t stand to hear themselves thinking, but others go to great lengths to find respite from a blaringly loud world.</p>
- Harassment In The Lab
<p>Sexism has no boundaries, as we're quickly discovering. But what impact does it have on scientific discovery if sexist behavior drives women out of science entirely?</p>
- Worshipping Waterfalls: The Evolution of Belief
<p>Do chimpanzees have spiritual experiences? A remarkable discovery in West Africa suggests they might.</p>
- Extra: Making Peace With Monsters
<p>This is the story of a lonely, disturbed teenager desperately in need of a friend. His name was Jeff. Or as you know him, Jeffrey Dahmer — the serial killer.</p>
- Working For A Weekend That Never Seems To Come
<p>Across professions, half of Americans surveyed say they’re exhausted from work. More and more of us feel scrambled, tired and drained. Are we facing daily lives more prone to burnout? And what can we do about it?</p>